Not only does Washington DC often seem removed from reality, but it seems to have an acronym fetish. The latest SCHIP (State’s Children’s Health Insurance Program) debate shows this. The House SCHIP bill is called CHAMP (Children’s Health and Medicare Protection Act). The House bill also changes SCHIP to CHIP, who needs “State” when Washington will dictate everything.
There has also been much attention on states using SCHIP funds for adults. My friend Adam Brackemyre of the National Association of Health Underwriters (health insurance brokers/producers assn), forwarded other possible acronyms for this child-adult SCHIP programs:
* SCHIP and SALSA (Some Adults Living in Some Areas)
* SCHIP and DIP (Dual Income Parents)
Sadly, today’s joke is tomorrow’s new costly government program.